Pokemon

Pikachu and Friends ‘Happy Beach Time’ Kuji

On the 1st of April, a new Pokemon lottery will be released featuring some of the most popular Pokemon from Sun and Moon — Alola Vulpix and Mimikyu! (Alongside Pikachu, of course). The lottery prizes were on display for the first time at Japan’s World Hobby Fair — pictures were not allowed of the Kuji itself, but we did get to see a sneak peek in the corner of other photos…

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Large Banpresto Vulpix Plush

Banpresto has another Alolan Vulpix plush in store for us, this time a large 24cm arcade prize, along with regular Vulpix as well!

They will be in arcades across Japan beginning the last week in April. Like all Banpresto prizes, they can only be won in arcade crane games, and will not be available for direct sale.

I’ve gotten pretty decent at winning smaller arcade prize plush, but have yet to successfully win many larger ones — I’ll have to brush up my skills before April!!

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Pokemon Center Snow Festival Promotion — Sapporo Center Celebration

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Quick storytime before I dive into talking about this merchandise: When I was in approximately 2nd or 3rd grade, I learned that Japan was the country where all my beloved Nintendo games came from. Around the same time, I was taught about the yearly Sapporo Snow Festival — and made it my dream to someday visit Japan and attend the Snow Festival.

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